Take The Day After

Our lives are ever more rushed. Music teachers especially: we run from event to event, in an uninterrupted blur of weeks running from August to June. (Then the planning begins…)

I am here to encourage you to give yourself a break on the day after a big event. You’ve planned, you’ve cajoled, you’ve sprinted to get ready. You’ve done the heavy lifting and you’ve put in the hours.

It is OK to be a little down the day after.

It’s better than OK, it’s encouraged. Recharging, rejuvenating, relaxing, resting: these are needed if you are to be able to face down the next big event, whether it’s next month or tomorrow already. I hereby absolve you of any guilt over having less-than-peak productivity.

Take the day after and rest.